We’re often asked whether infants can ride in the Croozer. The answer is yes, of course!
The Croozer provides a protective cocoon for young passengers in traffic. Trailers, unlike child bike seats, have a safe and roomy passenger compartment with a full internal roll cage that completely surrounds your child, providing unrivalled protection from all sides.
Although many countries and states (including Germany) do not have mandatory helmet laws, your Croozer passengers can of course start wearing a helmet as soon as they can fit into one. Some countries, like Austria, have comprehensive mandatory helmet laws that also apply to children in bicycle trailers. Accordingly, when carrying children in the Baby Seat in these regions, the Croozer can only be used as a stroller or jogger – as there are unfortunately no bicycle helmets available for infants. You can learn more in our blog post “Bicycle Helmets and the Law”.
From newborn to school starter: Children can ride in the Croozer child trailer from their first year of life. They can continue riding safely and comfortably in the Croozer until they are too big or start riding their own bike!
Infants aged 1 to 10 months can ride in Croozer’s specially designed Baby Seat, in which safety is the top priority:
We recommend riding at slower speeds with your baby – in the beginning, it’s better to take short, easy trips on smooth paths. Plan a few short breaks now and then – the standard advice for car seats like the Maxi Cosi also applies to the Baby Seat: Never leave your child in the seat for too long without a break. The back and abdominal muscles of your baby are not strong enough and need to relax now and then. Take a break and let them stretch out and rest for a while. Then you can continue your walk or ride.
You can find more tips and guidelines in the Baby Seat user manual.
There are no generally binding rules on how many days or weeks old your child has to be. As a parent, you know your baby best and should therefore listen to your own instincts. If your infant prefers to be carried against your body in their first weeks of life, or if you just feel better about doing so, then you should definitely listen to your parental intuition. That said, there’s also no good reason why you shouldn’t begin using the Croozer in your baby’s first weeks of life as long as they seem comfortable in the Baby Seat and you also have a good feeling about it. The trailer can be a real blessing for many parents because babies tend to feel relaxed and fall asleep in the comfortable “hammock”.
In other words, you can generally start carrying your child in the Croozer from the age of approx. four weeks. Until they are about 10 months old or can sit upright unassisted, babies ride in our patented Baby Seat: Like a hammock for bicycle trailers, it floats inside the protective frame of the Croozer’s passenger compartment, held securely in place by tensioned straps.
The Croozer Baby Seat is the accessory that you will need for your infant’s first months of life. Families with older Croozer models (2009 and earlier) can use a bicycle-trailer seat from the company Weber.
At some point, your infant will no longer need the Baby Seat: If they are already able to sit upright unassisted, then it’s probably time to transition them to the normal seat with a Seat Support, an accessory that offers additional neck and torso support for young children aged approx. 10 to 20 months.
Croozer offers ergonomic seating accessories that prevent slipping and ensure that your child is comfy and well cushioned: the Croozer Baby Seat and the Croozer Seat Support. Child-safe materials: Both accessories are tested for harmful substances on a regular basis, just like our trailers themselves. You can learn more about ergonomics on our blog.
The Kraams Design Collection offers you up to 7 different patterns and colours for the Baby Seat, Winter Kit and Sun Cover that you can mix and match to suit your style and tastes! Our sustainable, breathable climatex® Baby Seat adapts to the body temperature of the child and effectively supports natural thermoregulation – meaning that your baby will feel comfy and cosy at all times!
You can find all products at specialty retailers and here in our online shop.
Use our model guide to determine which Baby Seat or Seat Support fits to your bicycle trailer. Options are available for every Croozer model ever built.
Please note: Standard infant car seats and infant slings from other manufacturers are NOT compatible with the Croozer and can therefore not be used.
The perfect winter duo: For the chillier months of the year, you can use your Baby Seat in combination with our cosy Winter Kit. A cuddly fleece lining and a footmuff with a zip fastener provide warmth and comfort!
Have you got any questions? Then give us a ring – we’re here to help!